South Grey Museum and Historical Library
The Grey Highlands' South Grey Museum hosts a community history collection representing the settlement and development of Southern Grey County. The Museum seeks to tell local stories from a vast collection of artefacts. Rotating exhibits offer opportunities to view history through the objects and stories of people from early eras in our community. A large collection of family genealogical records, local history books and other pertinent resources as well as photographs are available for research purposes. See the links at right of this page for research sites and some of our partners.
The South Grey Museum is a purpose-built facility which opened in 1974. Begun by volunteers, it went through stages of oversight - from being adopted by the Village of Flesherton, then the Township of Artemesia when it amalgamated with the village. Currently, the South Grey Museum is a municipally-run facility. Operations are overseen by the Municipality of Grey Highlands and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors and a part-time Manager/Curator.
Offering a visitor information centre for visitors to the area, the Museum has a welcoming atmosphere and assists many residents and visitors alike to find their own stories and begin their own adventures in the pioneering community of South Grey.
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The Museum participates in community events throughout the year. As well as displaying in-house developed and relevant travelling exhibits, the Museum is always open to providing workshops and programs for school groups and interested adults. The annual Speaker Series invites popular authors and storytellers to the Museum monthly. See the Programs and Events page for current series details at the museum web portal at: http://www.southgreymuseum.ca/programs.htm
The Museum offers group tours and maintains an Heritage Herb garden on-site in Memorial Park, where the annual village community Remembrance Day Service is hosted and families enjoy summer picnics and winter tobogganing.
The Museum is currently working closely with the Grey Highlands Public Library on a Cultural Development Fund project. The collaborative initiative is looking at governance models to see if the two organizations could work closer in the future. The project also involves the formation of a community Cultural Roudtable to engage community members and groups in local cultural planning and training.See more about the by clicking the Cultural Roundtable tab at the community cultural website at http://www.visitgreyhighlands.ca.
Digital media is being enhanced under the project and an additional grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation is supporting the development of a new cultural cable channel - Markdale Communications CHANNEL 251 for the local community of Grey Highlands. These and other projects keep the South Grey Museum fresh and responsive to community stories and values.
We are always looking for new and authentic opportunities to be involved in the Grey Highlands community and beyond. If you think we can provide a service to your group, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The South Grey Museum is located at 40 Sydenham Rd. We can be found just north of the lights, on the crossroads of the historic Toronto-Sydenham Road (Hwy #10) and Durham Road (Hwy# 4) in Memorial Park, Flesherton.
OPEN HOURS: Thursday - Saturday 10am-4pm
Contact us to arrange for school or group tours or research visits outside these hours.
Under 5: free